Pål Kristian Eriksen
List of John Benjamins publications for which Pål Kristian Eriksen plays a role.
The world is raining: Meteorological predicates and their subjects in a typological perspective. Subjects in Constructions – Canonical and Non-Canonical, Helasvuo, Marja-Liisa and Tuomas Huumo (eds.), pp. 205–2282015.
The peculiar semantic properties of meteorological predicates have linguistic consequences. Some of these consequences concern their subjects, which do not behave like prototypical subjects do. Meteorological predicates often lack a subject, and in the languages where they do have subjects they are… read more | Article
‘To not be’ or not ‘to not be’: The typology of negation of non-verbal predicates. Studies in Language 35:2, pp. 275–3102011.
In a substantial number of languages negation of non-verbal predicates diverges from standard negation. In this paper I approach this phenomenon from a typological perspective, and claim that non-standard negation of non-verbal predicates can be described through a generalization I refer to as DNA… read more | Article
The linguistics of weather: Cross-linguistic patterns of meteorological expressions. Studies in Language 34:3, pp. 565–6012010.
This paper is a cross-linguistic investigation of meteorological expressions (such as it is snowing or the wind blows). The paper proposes a three-fold typology of meteorological constructions according to the element primarily responsible for the coding of weather. In the predicate type, a… read more | Article